Wednesday June 9, 2021

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How to Lower Your Departments ISO Rating1:00pm–3:00pm

1:00pm–3:00pm
HSFD Classroom

Phillip Bradley, ISO
Greg Gordon, ISO
Ron Myers, ISO

Representatives from ISO will be instructing departments on how to lower their ISO rating. Information will include things that can be done by the department, the members and the community to better the Fire Departments ISO rating.

Priority Search Lecture3:30pm–5:30pm

3:30pm–5:30pm
HSFD Classroom

Dixie Firemanship

This interactive lecture will not be your typical death by PowerPoint. We will review national statistic that have been compiled on victim locations. This data is simply a starting point, but allows us to quickly make decisions that can save lives. This data reveals likely locations of victims which will help us choose the best point of entry. We will discuss different types of searches, some based on staffing numbers and how proficient your crew may be. We will discuss orientation, and how we can stay oriented during a search. We will also get hands on with some different tools that we can carry that will assist us during an oriented search.

Early Registration6:00pm–7:30pm

6:00pm–7:30pm
Hotel Hot Springs Lobby

Kristy Maness, HSFD 
 Julie Heck, LHFD

Thursday June 10, 2021

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Registration Opens8:00am–4:00pm

8:00am–5:00pm
Hall A

Kristy Maness, Hot Springs FD 
Julie Heck, Lake Hamilton FD

Advanced Auto Extrication Techniques – 8:30am–12:30pm 

8:30am–12:30pm
HSFD Training Ground
HOT – PPE Required 

Dean Deterts, Precision Rescue & Harrison FD
Scott Simpson, Minneapolis (MN) FD/Simpson Training, LLC
Ashton Heard, Memphis TN/Marion FD

This class is for all experience levels of auto extrication from the beginner to the experienced. We will teach different cutting techniques, vehicle stabilization and different ways to use our tools as well as how to make the tool do the work instead of you fighting with the tools

VES Forcible Entry8:30am–4:30pm

8:30am–4:30pm
HSFD Training  Ground
HOT – PPE Required

Dixie Firemanship

In this HOT class we will perform various functions that will prepare us for oriented search. We will cover Vent Enter Search, moving and deploying ground ladders, moving victims, and keeping orientation during search. We will discuss
and review area where victims are commonly located so we can decide where to begin our search. We will use the crawl walk method to help us hone in on our skills acquisition. Please come prepared to give 110% effort, as we will.
Enjoy a great day of training and Brotherhood. Full gear and SCBA will be needed, but breathing air will not be required.

Engine Company Ops – 8:30pm–12:30pm

 8:30pm–12:30pm
 HSFD Training Ground
HOT – PPE Required

Dixie Firemanship

The first 5 minutes after arriving to the scene of a structure fire can be the most critical. With so many tasks immediately happening once arriving, it’s very easy to lose focus. Placing a charged hose line into operation can be the most important task to support the primary search. Putting that charged line between the fire and potential victims can mean the difference between life & death.
Putting a line into service isn’t as simple as most think. From your attack package to how you pack it makes a huge difference in your fire ground operations. We will review nozzle selection, when to pull the 2 1/2, and various hose loads used by students. Then we get to play, we will drill on the basics of stretching the first line from the engine and setting up for fire attack. We will also drill on hose & nozzle handling for beat practices in water application, and how to quickly & effectively move our hose lines.
We will begin the day with a short session on determining fire flow. A hose line only works well if it is flowing adequate amounts of water. We will explain the concept of how we can determine the correct nozzle & pump pressures using some basic tools.
Turnout gear & SCBA will be required, however we will not be breathing air. The SCBA will only be used for a very short segment of the class.

Engine with Light Staff: “Making it Work”10:00am-11:45am 

10:00am-11:45am
Room 207

Ryan McCormick, Fire Chief-Collegeville FD/Task Force 1

Light staffing departments bring challenges that are easily accomplished with the right steps in place. Placing the right priorities to each incident no matter what staffing you arrive with, will dictate the outcome. From command to boots on the ground, I’ll discuss a successful “Light Staffed Engine”. You will leave with the challenges that will help to overcome light staffing on our engine and your department

Alternative Energy Dangers in the Fire Service: Solar Panels, Windmills, and Batteries10:00am-11:45am  

10:00am-11:45am  
Room 203-204

Corbry Swain, Training Officer- Searcy FD

Small Unit Leadership10:00am-11:45am

10:00am-11:45am
Room 201-202

Wesley Stephens, Captain-North Little Rock Rescue 1

Small Unit Leadership if the cure for the current illness plaguing today’s fire service. Most of the problems being addressed are just symptoms of the illness. Company officers are the most influential members on the department. Learn how to lead your members and grow your department or company in a meaningful way instead of constantly playing whack-a-mole by only addressing the symptoms. This class will focus on the needs of leaders working in positions that still have to perform tasks while supervising; such as company officers, small department chief officers and volunteer fire department members.

Arkansas Fire Protection Services Board Meeting  10:00am-12:00pm

10:00am-12:00pm
Room 206

Bo Higginbotham, Fire Chief- Crossett FD

Lunch on your own12:00pm-1:30pm

Equipment Demos1:30pm-3:30pm

1:30pm-3:30pm
Front Entrance
Convention Center

Danny Akines, USAR Task Force 1 (Central Team)

How to Lower Your Department’s ISO Rating1:30pm-3:30pm 

1:30pm-3:30pm 
Room 203-204

Phillip Bradley, ISO
Greg Gordon, ISO
Ron Myers, ISO

Representatives from ISO will be instructing departments on how to lower their ISO rating. Information will include things that can be done by the department, the members and the community to better the Fire Departments ISO rating.

County Fire Coordinators Meeting2:00pm-4:00pm

2:00pm-4:00pm
Room 206

Louis Eckelhoff, Fire Service Coordinator-ADEM

Line of Duty Death – 3:45pm – 5:15pm

3:45pm-5:15pm
Room 201-202

Adam Federking, Rogers FD/NFFF Representative

This class will cover lessons learned from handling LODD in not only the Nation, but here in the State of Arkansas. It starts with a scenario posed to those attending, to think how you would handle the situation if you were the leadership of the department. The format is open to stimulate conversation in
three areas of dealing with LODD. These areas are Pre, During and Post incident, delivering knowledge and techniques from lessons learned the hard way. Information will also be presented based on the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation courses: Taking Care of Our Own and Courage to
be Safe

Is Consolidation the Right Strategy for the Fire Service in My Area?3:45pm-5:15pm

3:45pm-5:15pm
Room 205 

Jason Robatitaille, Fire Chief-Heber Springs FD

This class will break down the various advantages and disadvantages of what consolidation can bring to the fire service in your area.

Line of Duty Death3:45pm-5:15pm  

Adam Federking, Captain-Rogers FD/NFFF Representative

Firehouse Problems Kitchen Table Solutions8:00pm-9:30pm

8:00pm-9:30pm
Hotel Hot Springs Lobby
LIVE Podcast with Cash Bar

Seth Rainwater, Captain-El Dorado FD/Host 
GUEST: Jason Robatitaille, Fire Chief-Heber Springs FD/
John Burns, Battalion Chief-Memphis (TN) FD
Casey Jones, Captain-Little Rock FD
Scott Simpson, West Memphis-FD

Friday June 11, 2021

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Registration Opens  8:00am–4:00pm

8:00am–4:00pm
Hall A

Kristy Maness, Hot Springs FD 
Julie Heck, Lake Hamilton FD

ASFFA Meeting8:00am–9:00am

8:00am–9:00am
Room 207

Bo Higginbotham, Fire Chief-Crossett FD/ASFFA President

Opening Ceremonies9:15am–9:30am

9:15am-9:30am
Hall A

Bo Higginbotham, Fire Chief-Crossett FD/ASFFA President
Chad Mosby, Fire Chief-El Dorado FD/AAFC President

Vendor Hall Opens9:30am-4:00pm

9:30am-4:00pm
Hall A

with Silent Auction and Pub Table Raffle

Ladies Auxiliary Meeting10:00pm-11:00am

10:00pm-11:00am
Room 201-202

Stephanie Chisom, Monticello FD

Lunch 12:00pm-1:00pm

12:00pm-1:00pm
Hall A

Vendor or Full Registration Required

ASFFA E-Board Meeting12:00pm-1:00pm

12:00pm-1:00pm
Room 206

Bo Higginbotham, Fire Chief-Crossett FD/ASFFA President

Joint Legislative Meeting & LOPFI Briefing1:00pm-2:00pm

1:00pm-2:00pm
Room 207-208\

Brad Moore, FF-Marion F D, 
Robert Mauldin, North Little Rock FD-Retired 
David Clark, LOPFI Director

AAFC Meeting2:00pm–3:00pm 

2:00pm–3:00pm 
Room 205

Chad Mosby, Fire Chief-El Dorado FD/AAFC President

Stop the Bleed and Hands Only CPR2:00pm-4:00pm

2:00pm-4:00pm
Hall A

Air Evac

Mission Driven Leadership2:15pm-3:45pm

2:15pm-3:45pm
Room 203-204

Marty Hamrick, Battalion Chief-Jonesboro, FD

Leadership that’s focused on our primary goal, saving lives.

Line of Duty Death2:15pm-3:45pm

2:15pm-3:45pm
Room 201-202

Adam Federking, Captain-Rogers FD/NFFF Representative

This class will cover lessons learned from handling LODD in not only the Nation, but here in the State of Arkansas. It starts with a scenario posed to those attending, to think how you would handle the situation if you were the leadership of the department. The format is open to stimulate conversation in three areas of dealing with LODD. These areas are Pre, During and Post incident, delivering knowledge and techniques from lessons learned the hard way. Information will also be presented based on the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation courses: Taking Care of Our Own and Courage to
be Safe.

PTSD2:30pm-4:30pm

2:30pm-4:30pm
Room 208

Seth Rainwater, Captain-El Dorado FD

Structure Fires: The New Haz Mat Incident4:00pm-6:00pm

4:00pm-6:00pm
Room 203-204

Casey Jones, Captain-Little Rock FD

Cancer has become the prominent killer of firefighters throughout the fire service. This course provides firefighters with the knowledge to recognize the invisible threat and implement measures to reduce the risks at every structure fire. Participants will learn to recognize IDLH environments, monitor for products of combustion, and perform proper decontamination in order to limit exposures from cancer-causing particulates.

How I Survived the Worst Call of My Career4:00pm-6:00pm 

4:00pm-6:00pm 
Room 207

George Langston, Retired-Memphis (TN) FD
John Burns, Battalion Chief, Memphis (TN) FD

On March 8, 2000, George Langston was the driver on Memphis Engine 55 and was dispatched to a routine house fire. Driver Langston and his crew did not know that one of their own, an off-duty firefighter had killed his wife and a Sheriff’s Deputy, then set his house on fire. Shortly after Engine 55 arrived they were met with gunfire resulting in the death of the company officer a firefighter. Chief Burns talks to Lieutenant Langston about that horrific day, his heroic actions and how he went on to finish his career.

Concert featuring: Greasy Tree8:00pm-10:00pm

8:00pm-10:00pm
Horner Hall

Open to all First Responders and Family

 Sponsored By EVS/G&W Diesel Services, Inc.

AFC Hospitality Suite – 10:00pm-Until

10:00pm-Until
Hotel Hot Springs Room 1311

Saturday June 12, 2021

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Registration Opens8:00am–11:00am

8:00am–11:00am
Hall A

Kristy Maness, Hot Springs FD 
Julie Heck, Lake Hamilton FD

Vendor Hall Opens8:00am-12:00pm

8:00am-12:00pm
Hall A

Stop the Bleed and Hands Only CPR8:30am-11:00pm

8:30am-11:00pm
Hall A

Air Evac

ASFFA Meeting – 10:00am–11:00am

10:00am–11:00am
Room 207

Bo Higginbotham, Fire Chief-Crossett FD/ASFFA President

Ladies Auxiliary11:00am-12:00pm

11:00am-12:00pm
Room 203-204

Stephanie Chisom, Monticello FD/LAAFS President

 Lunch on your own12:00pm-1:00pm

 AAFC Meeting1:00pm–2:00pm

1:00pm–2:00pm
Room 205

Chad Mosby, Fire Chief-El Dorado FD/AAFC

Arkansas Fallen Firefighter Memorial Stair Climb1:30pm-4:30pm

1:30pm-4:30pm
HHS 2nd Floor

Shane Dallas, Fire Chief-Forrest City FD
Casey Jones, Captain/Instructor-Little Rock FD

DeEscalation1:30pm-3:45pm   

1:30pm-3:45pm 
Room 205

Steve Yarberry, Yarberry Training-Forrest City 

2021 Chaplain Steven Farmer Fallen Firefighters’
Memorial Service
6:00pm-6:45pm

6:30pm-7:00pm
Room 207-209

Shane Dallas, Fire Chief-Forrest City FD

 Arkansas Fire Convention Awards Banquet7:00pm-9:00pm

7:00pm-9:00pm
Horner Hall

Bo Higginbotham, Fire Chief-Crossett/ASFFA President
Chad Mosby, Fire Chief-El Dorado/AAFC President

Doors will not open until 6:55

Firefighter Appreciation Patio Party – 9:00pm-12:00am

9:00pm-12:00am
Hotel Hot Springs – Inside Track Grill & Sports Lounge

AFC Hospitality Suite – 10:00pm-Until

10:00pm-Until
Hotel Hot Springs Room 1311